Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day or Remembrance Day

Be thankful for ordinary men who when called to arms are prepared to give their lives to fight the wrongs of this world.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS POEM The World’s Most Famous WAR MEMORIAL POEM By Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

Lieutenant Colonel John McCraeIn Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place: and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead: Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved: and now we lie
In Flanders fields!
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw
The torch: be yours to hold it high
If ye break faith with us who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Composed at the battlefront on May 3, 1915
during the second battle of Ypres, Belgium



  1. One of my favorite poems. Thanks for posting it.

  2. i love your first sentence! it is so important to be thankful for our freedoms. Lt. Col John McCrae was a canadian - did you know that?

    much love! your friend,